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By Rocolclough | Thursday, January 24, 2013, 16:53


RICKY AND THE HATS receive £2,500 and beat 10,000 UK artists in "Open Mic UK" being

awarded 1st prize in their category and overall runners up.

Kent based Band, Ricky And The Hats performed

at IndigO2, Greenwich on Saturday 19th January 2013 in the Open Mic UK

competition and returned with some "nooooice" rewards! The band are

set to perform at some local festivals this year as well as recording and

filming their single, watch this space for more news on Ricky And The Hats and

follow the links bellow.

"Acts took to the stage at the IndigO2 in London in

front of a packed out crowd and a judging panel that included Radio 1's Annie Nightingale and Ras Kwame, Head of BGM's Michael King, Head of Future Music Chris Grayston, Kiss FM presenter Charlie Hedges, Director of The Agency Group Geoff Meall, James Meadows from

Universal, scout for Sony ATV and Atlantic Brian Mahoney andBen Price Head of

A&R at Future Music."

Ricky And The Hats receive "Best Original

Song Award" from Root 1 for "Sunny Weather"

"A great combo. Entertaining and a

pleasure to watch." (Charlie Hedges, Kiss FM)

Radio 1 DJ Annie Nightingale has previously

stated "I am as enthusiastic as always at discovering new music talent. I

look forward to hearing and seeing all the finalists, and will do my best to

encourage them on their way to an exciting and successful future. Bring them

on!" Open Mic UK

"I said to Ricky "if we don't win we

can take so much away from it, we have made some wicked friends, got great

feedback and lets be honest we got to perform at the O2..He said "…Ro we

are in it to win it" Rosanna,

Ricky And The Hats

"Love the female vocalist and her facial

expressions. A great dynamic performance. Can't fault you! It felt really


"Can we just say a massive thank you to

all friends, family, fans and Open Mic UK for an amazing experience. What

a great vibe. We got dirty didn't we IndigO2!!" Ricky,

Ricky And The Hats

"Excellent chemistry, exciting, enjoyable

and infectious"Open Mic UK Judges.

"Not long now till The Hats take

over!" Dan Littlechild- Acoustic Valium Project.

"A great artist must have all of these

qualities and the honesty in their performance will make their musical ability

and their individuality stand out. I found the best acts on the day were

confident (well if they were nervous they didn't show it) they knew their songs

inside out and they were proud of their sound. They weren't copying anyone

else, they were just being themselves and they knew how to impress an audience. Ricky and the Hats were a classic

example of this." Ridley Barbet



Ricky And The Hats want to say a massive thank

you for the support from friends, family and fans.



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